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What are the symptoms of Sever's disease?

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Symptoms of Sever's disease can include:

  • Pain, swelling, or redness in one or both heels
  • Tenderness and tightness in the back of the heel that feels worse when the area is squeezed
  • Heel pain that gets worse after running or jumping, and feels better after rest. The pain may be especially bad at the beginning of a sports season or when wearing hard, stiff shoes like soccer cleats.
  • Trouble walking
  • Walking or running with a limp or on tip toes

From: What Is Sever’s Disease? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Boston Children’s Hospital: “Sever’s Disease in Children.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Sever’s Disease”

KidsHealth: “Sever’s Disease.”

Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian: “Sever’s Disease.”

University of California, Davis Medical Group: “Sever’s Disease.”

St. Louis Children’s Hospital: “Sever’s Disease.”

Washington University Orthopedics: “Sever’s Disease.”

Family Doctor: “Sever’s Disease.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Overuse Injuries in Children.”

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: “Sever’s Disease.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on December 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Boston Children’s Hospital: “Sever’s Disease in Children.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Sever’s Disease”

KidsHealth: “Sever’s Disease.”

Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian: “Sever’s Disease.”

University of California, Davis Medical Group: “Sever’s Disease.”

St. Louis Children’s Hospital: “Sever’s Disease.”

Washington University Orthopedics: “Sever’s Disease.”

Family Doctor: “Sever’s Disease.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Overuse Injuries in Children.”

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: “Sever’s Disease.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on December 14, 2018

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